The Coffee Break Hard Trivia Quiz – A challenging selection of General Engineering Trivia questions and answers -
sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know, but you’re sure that you did know or that you should know and when you see the answers you know that once upon a time you probably did know !

Challenge your colleagues – can they answer more than you ?


The word Parallax is used to describe a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight – True or False

Hipparcos was the name of the satellite launched by the European Space Agency in 1989 which was the first space experiment devoted to precision astronomy – True or False

The word "Hipparcos" is an acronym for High precision parallax collecting satellite

Torsion is defined as “the resistance of a material to breaking under tension” - True or False

Torsion may be defined as “the action of twisting or the state of being twisted, especially of one end of an object relative to the other”

A pair of identical or mirror-symmetrical telescopes mounted side-by-side and aligned to point accurately in the same direction, allowing the viewer to use both eyes when viewing distant objects is also called...

Compressive strength is the opposite of tensile strength – True or False

A Paleontologist is a scientist who studies fossils - True or False

What name is given to a triangle with all sides being of unequal length...

The polarity of an Anode is always positive - True or False

In a device which consumes power the anode is positive, and in a device which provides power the anode is negative

A scientist who studies Meteorites in space is a called a Meteorologist - True or False

The Centesimal system is a system for dividing a right angle into 60 equal divisions - True or False

In the Centesimal system a right angle is divided into 100 equal divisions